Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (Powergrid) has commissioned Pole I of the ±800 kVChampa-Kurukshetra high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission system. The system is a part of the western and northern HVDC interconnector for independent power producer projects in Chhattisgarh. Along with commercial operations of Pole I, the company has commissioned the 2,576 ckt. km. HVDC transmission line. In a separate development, Powergrid recently commissioned the 765/400 kV double circuit Wardha (Maharashtra)-Nizamabad (Telangana) transmission line along with the 765/400 kV Nizamabad substation. The project was completed well ahead of its May 2018 deadline.